(Closed) Large or Small?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wouldn’t say your wedding is small. It’s nice and intimate. It doesn’t matter what other people are doing, it’s about what feels right for you.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It adds up quickly with family. I am having around 160, and that is difficult. When it comes to family, there may be some not-so-close members that you invite just for the sake of not offending them. I wish I could have a smaller wedding, but I can’t cut it down any more than that. I think 75 is small to average. I often wonder how people can have 30-50 person weddings, and I wonder who they invite!

Post # 5
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are inviting about 210 people. I think we will have about 170-180 actually come. I was orignally thinking that we would only have about 100 people there. Man was I wrong. My parents are the reason why my guest list got out of control. Apparently everyone needs a courtesy invite! Ugh. Well since they are helping pay for it I guess I cannot complain. LOL

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are inviting 36 people to ours 🙂

We both have very small families – our parents and one sibling each that will be attending, and aren’t close with a large number of friends.  Only 1 out of our 8 total grandparents is still alive. 

So we have a few family members each, a few friends each, and a few family friends each, plus their SO’s = 36! So realistically maybe 30 people attending?

ETA: How does everyone know so many people??? haha

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I was with you. I thought a small wedding was essentially eloping with your parents and siblings. Your wedding I don’t think HAS to be large or small. It can just be a perfect medium sized wedding.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think your wedding is small! We are inviting around 130 people, but hoping that 100-110 say yes

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have about 200, but its 80% Out of Town so who knows what the final number will actually be (we havent sent Save-The-Date Cards yet so it will be awhile till I find out). Plus we gave every nonmarried person over 18 a plus one, with a few exception (recently divorced/widowed). We’re young (23 and 25 when we get married) so most of our friends are single, or dating people not very seriously. I doubt they will fly a guest to the wedding. The minimum at our venue is 165, so I’m hoping we have that many people. A large portion of the guest list is my family (my mom is the oldest of 7, and they all have kids), his family, and members of his church.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had 80 and it was wonderful and intimate.

We easilly could have had 200, but then 1/2 would have been ‘duty’ invites… and not really people we wanted there.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We invited 270 and it was hard for us to keep it that low! Friends, family and our parents’ friends really add up. Unfortunately there was still a lot of family we couldnt invite.

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